Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Positioned To Pray"

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6

Last night I came upon a quote that I thought was go good. I want to share it with you this morning. "When life knocks you to your knees, you are in a perfect position to pray." (Isn't that a good.) Life often tends to "knock us down", but what do we do when it does?

When you feel as if the situation has knocked you down, what do you do? Do you whine about it? Do you complain about it? Do you lay there and wallow in it? Do you start feeling sorry for yourself? Do you look for someone to blame? Do you blame God? Do you try to find help in getting up through the arm of flesh? What do you do?

Does it ever occur to you that since you are already "down" to just stay there and pray? Pray until the victory comes. Pray until you touch the hem of His garment. Pray until peace is restored. Pray until you have been strengthened to get up. Pray until you have heard from the Lord. Too often prayer is the last resort during these times. May I say that it should be the first course of action. Jesus told us that some solutions only come through prayer. The Bible tells us that we have not because we ask not. We are also told to pray without ceasing- that means all the time and in every situation.

The Father tells us that when we pray He will answer, yet prayer is so neglected. Actually, He promises us that He will hear and answer our prayers. So why do you try everything else then "try" prayer because nothing else has worked? Prayer is your key. If you have been "knocked to your knees" stay there and cry out to God, and stay there until the answer comes.

Have a great day. "When life knocks you to your knees, you are in a perfect position to pray."

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